[FONT=trebuchet ms,geneva]Appenzeller Spitzhaubens
[FONT=trebuchet ms,geneva]From 2009 Hatch[/FONT]
[FONT=georgia,palatino]The Appenzeller is a breed of chicken originating in the Appenzell region of Switzerland. The Appenzeller comes in two varieties. The Spitzhauben, meaning "pointed hood", has a V-comb and feather crests in males and females. The Barthuhner ("bearded hen") has a rose comb and no crest. Both types appear in either black, golden spangled and silver spangled plumage.
Today the breed is largely an ornamental one kept for showing, but it lays also a respectable quantity of white eggs. It is a light chicken, with hens weighing an average of 3.5 lbs (1.6 kg) and roosters 4.5 lbs (2 kg). Behaviorally, it is a flighty breed that doesn't do well in confinement, can forage well, and will roost in trees if given the opportunity. In North America, it is very rare and is recognized officially by neither the American Poultry Association (APA) or other breed registries. The silver spangled Spitzhauben is the most common variety found abroad.

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*** AWARDS ***
2009 Bryan County Fair ~ All Others Standard Class Champion Pullet